Hey there fashion besttiiieess! Welcome to Episode 173 of the Fashion Crimes Podcast where your favorite personal stylist, Holly Katz, shares her fashion formula for surviving the holidays in style.
In this episode, we’re diving into holiday outfit inspiration. Get ready for some fabulous tips, newly-discovered brands you need to know – and the secret to enjoying this event-FULL season stress-free!
Whether you are chilling at home or hitting up a fancy event, we’ve got you covered.
But before you get totally overwhelmed, please know that this episode is about being prepared for ANY holiday event – from dressy parties to hanging out at home with your family. The key is to not wait until the last minute to plan your outfits – and to pick easy, versatile, and comfortable styles that celebrate the season-whatever you celebrate.
HOLLY’S HOLIDAY OUTFIT PICKS:
Maxi Skirt Magic:
How to Wear:
Pair a maxi skirt with an oversized cozy sweater or a chic turtleneck, wide belt and a boot for a comfortable, yet stylish look. Perfect for at-home gatherings or casual outings.
Holly shares her go-to outfit plan for comfort and style, which includes a pleated maxi skirt, a T-shirt, boots, and a denim jacket, blazer, or cropped cardigan.
Add a statement belt (studs or stones) or some fun jewelry to elevate the outfit. Don’t forget a pair of stylish boots (high-heel or cowboy style), or low-heel slingbacks – the hottest shoe this year!
Wonderful Wide-Leg Pants:
How to Wear:
Holly recommends wide-leg pants as a comfortable and versatile fashion trend that can be worn year-round. Combine these with a fitted top or a sleek blazer for a balanced silhouette. Ideal for both casual and formal events. Accentuate your waist with a skinny belt (yes, a skinny belt) and tuck in your top if you can. For this look, a sneaker is a great option, loafer or a lug sole boot.
Favorite New Brand:
Holly loves brands that offer stylish yet comfortable options, perfect for those holiday dinners and parties. A fabulous new brand that came her way is ME +EM. Check them out!
How to Wear:
A jumpsuit can be a complete outfit on its own, and Holly recommends them for their ability to be dressed up or down. They are a flattering option for any body type! Choose one in a festive color or with an interesting pattern. Add a belt to accentuate your waist. Great for travel!!!
Holly recommends jumpsuits for their versatility and practicality – and offers suggestions to elevating the look by pairing them with a jacket or fun heel.
Layering for Warmth:
In cooler weather, layer it with a leather moto, oversized chunky cardigan, or a cropped blazer.
How to Wear:
If you are invited to a corporate party or to someone’s home for a dinner party or open house, just assume it’s dressy. Find dresses you already own in our closet (even sleeveless or strapless in the winter) and dress them up by adding tops and shirts UNDERNEATH, or by adding layers on top.
Taking time to add statement pieces like a bold pattern jacket, a knit wrap or pattern scarf, chunky jewelry, or a colored bag can go a long way to formalizing any dress you already own. If you must go shopping, then this is the best time of the year to get a great deal.
Holiday Readiness and Organization:
Be Prepared for All Occasions:
Holly advises having a go-to outfit ready for different types of holiday events, from casual family gatherings to more formal parties. Keep your closet organized and cohesive to avoid feeling like you have ‘nothing to wear.’
Pajama Chic with Katie Kime:
Stylish Pajama Option:
Holly recently received a pair of fun and fancy PJs for her 50th and now recommends the Katie Kime brand for stylish pajamas that are comfortable, yet chic enough to wear in front of guests. Who says you can’t wear fabulous pajamas around your fam
These pajamas strike the perfect balance between loungewear and guest-appropriate attire, making them a great choice for holiday mornings or casual home gatherings.
And with that – you are Holiday Event-Ready! Be sure to see examples of all of these recommendations on Holly’s Pinterest Board.
Happy Hanukkah, Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays!
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